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Comics Buyer's GuideStarted in 1971 by a teen-ager in his basement trying to put comics fans in touch with each other, Comics Buyer’s Guide — known throughout the hobby as CBG — is the world’s longest-running publication about comics.

Because there’s a comic book for everyone, CBG delivers more than 2,000 reviews a year. Because buyers deserve accurate data, CBG has developed a price guide based on actual transactions, not guesswork. And, because the past is important, CBG provides many features about our comics heritage.

To get even more from your hobby, we recommend the Standard Catalog of Comic Books and the portable Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide.

Now, let’s meet your hosts here at CBGXtra.com

Maggie Thompson

MAGGIE THOMPSONMaggie Thompson Avatar
CBGXtra.com Co-Administrator

JOB: Comics Buyer’s Guide editor; co-author of The Standard Catalog of Comic Books and Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide
FIRST COMIC BOOK: Comic Capers #6
FIRST CBG: #1 (as reader); #14 (as writer)

Brent FrankenhoffBRENT FRANKENHOFF
CBGXtra.com Co-Administrator

JOB: Comics Buyer’s Guide editor; co-author of The Standard Catalog of Comic Books and Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide
FIRST COMIC BOOK: Amazing Spider-Man #80
FIRST CBG: #672 (as reader); #987 (as editorial assistant)


F+W Media, Inc.

F+W Media, Inc.

Our parent company was founded in the early 1900s. F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, Web sites, and educational programs, all focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas as magazines and book publishing programs.

Through a combination of internal growth and acquisition, including CBG’s Krause Publications, the company has become one of the largest special interest publishers in the world. Since 1999, F+W has increased fourfold in revenues, while maintaining consistently strong profitability and offering a secure, collaborative culture for employees.

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